MANILAThe commander of the military's 403rd Infantry Brigade scored the New People's Army (NPA) rebels for their unprovoked assault, which left an unarmed soldier dead and another wounded in Quezon, Bukidnon last April 30.
Brig. Gen. Eric Vinoya, 403rd Infantry Brigade commander, said Tuesday the attack demonstrates the rebels' refusal to allow progress in the area.
"This was a clear manifestation that NPA terrorists were anti-development and resistant to progress. While our soldiers thrive to promote economic growth to insurgency-affected areas, they attacked and ambushed our soldiers in a deceitful manner," Vinoya said.
The two soldiers from the 88th Infantry Battalion were gathering documents needed for a livelihood project at Sitio Sto. Domingo, Barangay Lumintao, Quezon, Bukidnon when gunned down by the rebels last April 30.
One of the troopers was killed on the spot while his companion was seriously wounded. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency